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Viet Nam to leave for SEA Games

Update: May, 11/2015 - 08:02

A send-off ceremony for the Vietnamese delegation to the 28th Southeast Asian Games is planned at the National Sports Centre in Ha Noi on May 19. — Photo bongdaplus

HA NOI (VNS) — A send-off ceremony for the Vietnamese delegation to the 28th Southeast Asian Games is planned at the National Sports Centre in Ha Noi on May 19, marking the 125th anniversary of the birth of President Ho Chi Minh.

According to Tran Duc Phan, Deputy Director of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, who heads the delegation, Viet Nam will send 440 athletes and compete in 402 events in 27 sports.

Athletics, gymnastics, swimming, martial arts and shooting are Viet Nam's major opportunities in the hunt for gold, as the country hopes to earn 60 to 70 gold medals at the Games, which will take place from June 5-16 with the participation of some 7,000 athletes from 11 countries in the region. — VNS

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